Competition between twins can be beneficial, but when one of the siblings becomes an international celebrity, the other might not enjoy the attention and comparison. Discover a few celebrities who have twins, whether identical or not.
From the Ashmore twins and other sets of twins working in the same industry to siblings who took very different paths in life, here are the most famous celebrity twins.
Aaron and Shawn Ashmore
The most famous twin actors after the Olsens, Shawn and Aaron Ashmore are both successful actors. Aaron has focused more on TV shows, with roles in “Smallville”, “Veronica Mars” and “Warehouse 13”, while Shawn is best known for his roles in “Animorphs”, “The Following” and the “X-Men” films.
The highest-paid model in the world is also among celebrities who have twins. Gisele Bündchen and her twin sister Patricia grew up in a big family, with four more sisters. While Patricia Bündchen also took a modeling class with her sister, Gisele and her unique horse walk took the runways by storm.
Even though Ashton and his brother Michael were both in the same day, they’re only fraternal twins. Kutcher’s twin brother, who has cerebral palsy, also suffered a heart transplant as a child. Ashton even considered committing suicide at the age of 13 to donate his heart to his brother.
Born two minutes earlier than her sister, Eva Green is also one of the celebrities who have twins. Eva and Joy are sororal twins, but even if they’re not identical, they still look very much like one another. While Eva followed in her mother’s and grandmother’s steps to become and actress, Joy focused on business.
Seven minutes older than Rachel, Kiefer Sutherland has made the same career choice as his famous Canadian father. His twin sister Rachel didn’t have the same calling to be in front of the camera, but she still works in the filmmaking industry, as a post-production supervisor.
Few celebrities who have twins have acted in the same movie side by side. Scarlett Johansson’s twin brother Hunter appeared with her in the 1996 film “Manny & Lo”, but unlike his sister, he didn’t stick to acting. Born 3 minutes after Scarlett, Hunter chose to pursue a political career.
“Napoleon Dynamite” star Jon Heder has an identical twin brother, Dan, along with three more brothers and an older sister. Dan Heder has only acted in a couple of short films, but he’s found work behind the camera as an animator, previsualization artist, and executive producer.
The Canadian singer is also one of the celebrities who have twins, but nobody could get them confused. Her twin brother, Wade, was born 12 minutes before Alanis, and he’s even been the subject of one of her songs, “No Pressure Over Cappucino”.
Ralph Fiennes may be the more renowned actor of the family, but Joseph Fiennes also has a very good resume. It’s Joseph who has the twin brother, Jacob. Unlike his other siblings, who were all drawn to artistic fields, Jacob is a gamekeeper and conservationist.
The Grammy-winning Welsh singer has written songs about her sisters, so it’s no secret that she’s one of the celebrities who have twins. Born Amie Ann Duffy, the singer and her sister Katy Ann aren’t identical twins and their personalities are very different as well. “She’s a bit of a troublemaker, she’s partying all the time. If we looked the same I’d get into so much trouble,” the singer has said, quoted by Yahoo.
Jason and Jeremy London
Jason London is known for his work in “Dazed and Confused” and appearances in TV shows like “NCIS” and “Grey’s Anatomy”. Born 27 minutes after him was Jeremy, who also pursued a career in acting, with roles in “7th Heaven” and “Party of Five”. The two identical twins have competed for the same parts and even worked as stunt doubles for each other.
Marissa and Giovanni Ribisi
Both Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi started acting early in their childhood. Like many celebrities who have twins in the same field, they worked together, but Marissa ended up putting her acting career on hold when she married singer Beck and had two kids.
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